Top
30
Doctor insights on: Tooth Extraction Anesthesia

Share
1

1
How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

Uncomfortable: Uncomfortable as opposed to painful. The more complex the extraction, the longer and more intrusive the procedure. Please schedule time with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss your concerns and the degree of complexity of your surgical need, then follow pre and post operative instructions to the letter. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
2,203 Doctors shared insights

Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


2

2
17 wk pregnant. Had my wisdom tooth extraction. Local anesthesia administered had epinephrine. Surgeon told its mild n safe. Is it safe?

17 wk pregnant. Had my wisdom tooth extraction. Local anesthesia administered had epinephrine. Surgeon told its mild n safe. Is it safe?

It is safe: Lidocaine with epinephrine is considered safe during pregnancy. No scientific studies can be found to confirm the effect of epinephrine on uterine muscle. Best of Luck! ...Read more

3

3
What can it feel like to go through wisdom tooth extraction under twilight anesthesia?

What can it feel like to go through wisdom tooth extraction under twilight anesthesia?

Not much: Normally twilight anesthesia or IV sedation should create a deep enough level of anesthesia in combination with local anesthesia that you should feel almost nothing except maybe some pressure and vibration if a drill is used to remove your teeth. It should not be painful at all and you should not even feel the administration of the local anesthesia. ...Read more

4

4
If a wisdom tooth extraction was done without anesthesia, would anything bad happen?

If a wisdom tooth extraction was done without anesthesia, would anything bad happen?

Not recommended: Dental extraction without anesthetic. Moreover, IV sedation is recommended for wisdom teeth extraction. Ask your dentist or surgeon for more information. ...Read more

5

5
How to tell if I will need anesthesia for my tooth extraction?

How to tell if I will need anesthesia for my tooth extraction?

Use IV sedation: It is very difficult to predict if only local dental anesthetic will be sufficient to remove wisdom teeth. Use IV sedation to be safe that you will not experience pain. ...Read more

6

6
Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?

Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?

Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read more

7

7
Is General Anesthesia common for a wisdom tooth extraction?

I'm an: Anesthesiologist and I recently chose local only anesthesia. Too short a procedure to make the big deal general anesthesia worth it ...Read more

8

8
What is general anesthesia like for having a wisdom tooth extraction?

What is general anesthesia like for having a wisdom tooth extraction?

Like taking a nap: If done well, experiencing a general anesthetic is much like taking a nap. Though an IV is necessary, if the skin is numbed first, the rest is easy. A combination of drugs are used w/iv gen. Anesth. For relaxation, pain relief, then sleep. The shorter acting the medications used, the faster can be the recovery. An oral surgeon skilled at gen. Anesthesia can make this a safe & pleasant experience. ...Read more

9

9
What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

IV anesthesia or GA: Medications are administered through an intravenous line. During IV or GA The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed. ...Read more

10

10
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends: Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent. Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter. ...Read more

11

11
Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

Anesthesia Choices: In conjunction with your oral surgeon, such a choice will be based on the complexity level of the procedure, your medical history and anxiety level. ...Read more

12

12
Can I get just local anesthesia for my one upper wisdom tooth extraction? It's horizontal, impacted, but I absolutely do not want to be put to sleep.

Can I get just local anesthesia for my one upper wisdom tooth extraction? It's horizontal, impacted, but I absolutely do not want to be put to sleep.

Local Anesthesia: Many people have gotten their wisdom teeth removed with just local anesthesia. I'm sure you'll get through the procedure just fine. ...Read more

13

13
Can you have someone in the room with you whilst your under local anesthesia for tooth extractions at hospital?

Person in treatment: If its ok with the practitioner.....Yes

not during general anesthesia or
iv sedation. ...Read more

14

14
What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

Depends on situation: Iv sedation can be provided by an oral surgeon, and is often a very good technique for wisdom tooth extraction. For certain high-risk patients (morbid obesity, severe heart or lung problems), general anesthesia with a breathing tube and control of the airway may be a safer alternative. Every case is different, and an individualized care plan with anesthesiology consultation may be in order. ...Read more

15

15
Why do they give you laughing gas and / or anesthesia for wisdom tooth extractions?

Why do they give you laughing gas and / or anesthesia for wisdom tooth extractions?

Pain/anxiety control: Local anesthesia is used to deaden the nerves in the area and insure the patient is physically comfortable during the surgery. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used in what is called conscious sedation to help patients be more relaxed during these procedures. It is also common to administer intra venous drugs to help with patient management. ...Read more

16

16
Need doctor advice. Where do you place topical anesthesia in the mouth for tooth extractions and fillings?

Need doctor advice. Where do you place topical anesthesia in the mouth for tooth extractions and fillings?

See below: Topical anesthesia is placed at the sites that the dentist will want to inject with local anesthesia. This makes the entire procedure more pleasant. This can be in various locations on the upper and lower jaw depending on the tooth that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

18

18
What is the most common anesthesia used during a wisdom teeth extraction procedure?

What is the most common anesthesia used during a wisdom teeth extraction procedure?

Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. ...Read more

19

19
Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Local: The best is to only use the local anesthetics to get the area fully numb. The sedation route can cause too many problems that are too complex. People elect sedation based on their fear that is artificially produced. Be smart and use only the local. ...Read more

20

20
Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used. Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits. ...Read more

21

21
Can you tell me about anesthesia for nursing mothers wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you tell me about anesthesia for nursing mothers wisdom teeth extraction?

Pediatrician advice: Nursing moms can have wisdom teeth extracted with either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will require to modifications. If you want general anesthesia, drugs will stay in your system for a number of hours. Best protocol is to pump and refrigerate enough milk for 24 hours. After that, you can resume breast feeding as normal. ...Read more

22

22
How long before the numbness of general anesthesia wears off (reg. Wisdom teeth extraction)?

How long before the numbness of general anesthesia wears off (reg. Wisdom teeth extraction)?

Varies: Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist or dentist about medications that they will use. ...Read more

23

23
I heard many negative things about versed anesthesia. Is it something to worry about during wisdom teeth extraction tomorrow? Or is it not that bad?

I heard many negative things about versed anesthesia. Is it something to worry about during wisdom teeth extraction tomorrow? Or is it not that bad?

Versed by itself: Is very safe. It is given to young children in apple juice. It is very enjoyable most patients get a big smile on face afterwards ...Read more

24

24
My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. What's the best thing to give him? He wakes up immediately with dry heaves.

Talk to MD: Your anesthesiologist should be able to treat this in a preventative manner before the operation. Discuss previous anesthetics and your concerns before the operation. ...Read more

25

25
Does the laughing gas or anesthesia make you feel loopy after wisdom teeth extraction?

Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, and should completely leave your system by the time you're discharged. I.V. Anesthesia lasts longer, and can make you "loopy" for awhile, but the effects should also subside rather quickly. Feel free to discuss these effects with your doctor! ...Read more

26

26
I have a cold on that day of wisdom teeth extraction and Immediately feel nausea, vomited after waking up from anesthesia. How long gut muscles heal?

I have a cold on that day of wisdom teeth extraction and Immediately feel nausea, vomited after waking up from anesthesia. How long gut muscles heal?

Side effect: Vomiting may be due to virus or meds side effect. No damage to jut muscles. Ask oral surgeon about vomiting. Meds are often prescribed. Take narcotic pain meds with food on stomach to minimize nausea from pain meds. ...Read more

27

27
What kind of anethesia is used for wisdom teeth extraction?

What kind of anethesia is used for wisdom teeth extraction?

Local anesthesia: Your dentist or surgeon will discuss sedation options available for you, which may include oral, nitrous, intravenous, or a general anesthetic. You will still receive local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) with each of the sedation techniques. ...Read more

28

28
Could everyone react erratically after wisdom teeth extractions done with general anesthesia?

Could everyone react erratically after wisdom teeth extractions done with general anesthesia?

Reactions: It is possible for patients to have agitation, confusion, or symptoms of delirium after general anesthesia although they almost always resolve quickly. ...Read more

29

29
Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?

Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?

The Comfort Zone: If you are one of the many people apprehensive about oral surgery, you can request sleep dentistry, IV sedation or GA for your comfort. You could just sleep through your wisdom teeth surgery. Sleep dentistry allows appropriately trained dentists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience. ...Read more

30

30
Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
2 Doctors shared insights

Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more